How to Take Ownership of Your Personal and Professional Development Abroad

Dec 6, 2018 11:43:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Let’s be honest: studying abroad is an incredible experience, but it’s not an automatic ticket to landing a job when you graduate. Yes, listing an international internship, for example, can make your resume stand out in an inbox full of applications, but it’s not until you learn how to talk about your experience in a meaningful way that your future employer’s ears will really perk up. And it’s not until you take ownership of your experience—by learning how to recognize, pursue, and nurture the skills that are key to your personal and professional development while you’re abroad—that you’ll be able to do that.

One of CAPA’s five Student Learning and Development Outcomes(SLDOs), set for those studying abroad in all of our cities, is a focus on personal and professional development.

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Posted in: International Education, Professional Development, Internships Abroad, Study Abroad, Barcelona, Spain, Dublin, Ireland, London, England, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shanghai, China

Thanksgiving in Shanghai + Lessons on Daoism and Confucianism

Dec 6, 2018 10:42:00 AM / by Daniel Powell

In this week's vlog, Daniel shares highlights from his Thanksgiving holiday spent with CAPA in Shanghai and then takes us along for tours of a Daoist and a Confucian temples, sharing information about each ancient Chinese philosophy.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

Three Unique Places to Check Out in Shanghai

Nov 29, 2018 9:46:00 AM / by Daniel Powell

In this week's vlog, Daniel shows us three unique places to visit while studying abroad in Shanghai. Watch more to find out where to go and what to see from a local perspective.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

10 Vlogging Tips for Beginners

Nov 27, 2018 10:30:54 AM / by Rachel Epp

Before she studied abroad, Shanghai Vlogger Rachel had never vlogged before! That didn't stop her though, and in one brief semester she's become a self-taught vlogging master. Want to learn from her experience? Watch more for her 10 Vlogging Tips for Beginners.


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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Things to Do in Shanghai: Visit the World Expo Museum

Nov 23, 2018 9:50:00 AM / by Daniel Powell

In this week's vlog, Daniel  takes us along with him as he explores the World Expo Museum in Shanghai, China and explains some of the exhibits he finds.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

The Reality of Studying and Interning Abroad in Shanghai

Nov 21, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Rachel Epp

In this week's vlog, Rachel Epp talks about balancing her classes, assignments, her internship, and travel, giving us the real real on daily life abroad. 

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, International Education

Views from My Lunch Break at My Internship in Shanghai

Nov 15, 2018 10:34:00 AM / by Daniel Powell

In this week's vlog, Daniel walks along the Bund during his lunch break and talks about his daily life in Shanghai.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Internships Abroad

Why I Love My Marketing Internship in Shanghai

Nov 13, 2018 10:23:00 AM / by Rachel Epp

In this week's vlog, Rachel Epp tells us about her marketing internship in Shanghai, highlighting what company she works for, the kinds of projects she's worked on, and the diverse and global workplace she's been learning from. 

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Internships Abroad

Finding Peace with Nature During My Semester in China

Nov 12, 2018 11:45:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, Nicole talks about her experience visiting Guilin, a city in central China, and how this trip led her to connect with nature.

It wasn’t until the trip to Guilin that I realized my love for nature and how happy I was to be in China. Known for its unique landscape of limestone karst hills, Guilin is a city of world renown natural beauty. 

The Guilin trip, organized by East China Normal University, invited all international students to explore the beautiful scenery of the Guangxi Zhuang region. After a nine-hour ride in the bullet train, we started our adventure. We visited the Elephant Trunk, the Longji Terrace, Xingping Town, the Lijiang River, but my favorite place was the Gudong Waterfall.

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Posted in: Weekend Trip, Shanghai, China, Nature, Cultural Immersion

Seeing The Great Wall of China

Nov 8, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Daniel Powell

In this week's vlog, Daniel takes you along on this once-in-a-lifetime experience where he and the rest of the CAPA Shanghai cohort make the break by taking a hike up to the top of the Great Wall of China!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture